verb (used with object)
- doolittle, hilda,
- doolittle, james harold,
- doom and gloom,
- doom palm,
Origin of doom
Examples from the Web for doomed
Trying to fine-tune all that to a desired end is not only a form of madness but doomed to failure.
Has she been doomed by the science of 2014 to a life of sexual misery?Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine if you were doomed forever to live inside a youthful mistake.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Handing the job to the less qualified team, after Northrop and Grumman refused to sign a fixed-price contract, doomed the program.Is the Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret?|Bill Sweetman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what they are being asked to do is doomed to fail—at least in the long haul.
In these expectations, however, he was doomed to be disappointed.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It seems to be doomed to extermination through the relentless hunting of it for its fur.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Let us save, at least, our honour, if we are doomed to lose everything else.Old and New Paris, v. 2|Henry Sutherland Edwards
We have, therefore, to draw the fatal conclusion that Switzerland is doomed should capitalist imperialism endure.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
Art thou not come for me as doomed to death, but to bring this cruel message?The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
Word Origin for doom
Old English dom "law, judgment, condemnation," from Proto-Germanic *domaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian dom, Old Norse domr, Old High German tuom, Gothic doms "judgment, decree"), from PIE root *dhe- (cf. Sanskrit dhaman- "law," Greek themis "law," Lithuanian dome "attention"), literally "to set, put" (see factitious). A book of laws in Old English was a dombec. Modern sense of "fate, ruin, destruction" is c.1600, from the finality of the Christian Judgment Day.
late 14c., from doom (n.). Related: Doomed; dooming.